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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Windows and Reflections at Wimbledon ...


Scroll down for Camera Critters, Pet Pride,
and Shadow Shot Sunday


Window Reflections
captured with my camera
from ESPN


Straight out of the camera ...

Posterized

Palette Knife

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participating in
Window Views, Weekend Reflections,
Mellow Yellow, Blue Monday, and Mosaic Monday

While others are captivated by World Cup soccer,
I'm watching TENNIS on ESPN2 & ESPNU.
I've shared some thoughts about 2010 Tennis at the All England Club previously at Small Reflections in Wednesday Wonders at Wimbledon and at Happily Retired Gal in Friday's FAVE Five and more. Thus far, play has been entertaining with considerably more 'drama' in the men's draw than in the women's, but not as many upsets as in years past. Amazingly, there have been NO rain delays. Because the courts are dry, play is fast and that's good news for Andy Roddick.

There have been at least 25 five-set matches ... with at least 8 'comebacks' from 2 sets down making for some exciting matches. David Ferrer managed to come through in the 5th after dropping the 3rd & 4th sets to Chardy and DeBakker just took the 3rd set against Soderling who won the first two sets so they're playing the 4th. In the match I'm currently watching, Petzchhner has triple set point (on serve against Rafa) at 5-4 for the 2nd set in his match against Rafa Nadal ... hoping to level the match at a set apiece so the excitement continues. Ah ... he converts on his first break chance on a beautifully played net point ... so the thrills continue!

The Williams Sisters are doing great in both singles and doubles. I'm really looking forward to Serena's match against Maria Sharapova next week ... and the match between Kim Clijsters & Justine Henin especially. Methinks one of those 4 players is likely to win this year.

Andy Roddick and Leyton Hewitt are both playing well and (after Roger & Rafa) are my picks to win on the men's side. I'm really hoping Roddick finally gets his win, but it would be delightful to see Hewitt win again as well. Of course Robin Soderling and Novak Djokovic are certainly 'in the mix' along with other players. For now I'm simply taking it all in thanks to ESPN.

Sunday morning addendum: I'm glad Rafa managed to make it through in 5 sets so he'll play in the round of 16 on Monday. I hope he'll be able to play his best tennis next week. I'm really looking forward to the match between Novak Djokovic & Leyton Hewitt and hope it gets broadcast on either NBC or ESPN because my cable company doesn't seem to have a contract with the online ESPN3 streaming coverage ... sigh. It's a match I'd LOVE to watch no matter who wins, but I'll be rooting for Hewitt ... just because ;-)

For the first time in a LONG while, four Americans are in the Round of 16 ... Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, and both the Williams sisters. Monday promises to be an exciting day of play and I'll be watching as much as I'm able ... recording the rest to view as time permits.



Aloha has moved
with her family ... of course
Molly misses her

yet she LOVES to play
with a 'squeaky' tennis ball
alone and with me ;-)

Straight out of the camera above ...
mosaic 'flipped' with poster edges below


Palette Knife above ... Watercolor below

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participating in
Shadow Shot Sunday, Camera Critters, & Pet Pride

Thought for Today
"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy." Cynthia Nelms

21 comments:

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Beautiful colourful collage. And the doggie is looking active and happy.

Have a pleasant Summery weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Love your collages as always! They're so colorful and, of course, who could not love Molly! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Great series of photos, love the reflections and Molly is so cute! Maybe she will meet a new friend.

Serendipity said...

The Wimbledon shots are great! I am not quite well enough this year for a visit to SW19 in person - but I'm enjoying the tv coverage!

Barb said...

Looks as though Molly isn't minding the heat too much!

Denise said...

Always enjoy the photos of your beautiful dog and the other photos are lovely also.

If you have time to stop by, my Camera Critter’s post is right here.

Dianne said...

I hope Molly meets a new friend soon, she's so sociable
and beautiful

LadyFi said...

Wonderful shots today! Both the windows and of course Molly!

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! That Cynthia Nelms quote is funny. I must remember that one! Molly is looking as gorgeous as ever. I can picture Molly with her tennis ball at Wimbledon :)

Sweet Repose said...

You can always count on a Labrador for the best and most energetic shots...they love life!

AL said...

Cool photos of the Labrador! Aren't they so obedient?

awarewriter said...

I like your Wimbledon reflections, especially the first one.

Beverley Baird said...

What a great way to showcase your lab and her shdaows!

magiceye said...

hey aloha!

good to see ya enjoying yourself!!!

woof woof from bozo
Pet Pride

SmilingSally said...

Interesting shots.

I hope someone is taking care of Molly. Did people abandon her?

Happy Blue Monday!

Ma.links said...

Great collages. Such a cute dog.

Photos By Cai . weekdayphotos.com said...

Great Sunday Shot photo!
Check out my photo here!

Also its a new week which means new challenges at www.weekdayphotos.com, my very own photo challenge :)

The themes are as usual:

Monday - Creative Colors
Tuesday - Macro
Wednesday - 2 of a kind
Thursday - Urban
Friday - Sunset

Have a good one!

Manang Kim said...

It's beautiful blue and yellow color. Great shot!!


BM~Centipede
MYM~Yellow Dahlia

eileeninmd said...

Your mosaics are always lovely. Lots of pretty colors!

Ann said...

The reflections and collages are so beautiful. Did you go and watch all the 3 days of the longest match ever?

Jingle said...

what creative and thoughtful blue post.